Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday 9: I Won't Last a Day Without You

Saturday 9: I Won't Last a Day Without You (1972)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. (I love the Carpenters. Poor Karen. She died much too soon.)

1) This song makes reference to rainbows. Have you seen one lately?

A. It has been a while since I saw one. But I have some nice photos of rainbows.


2) When Sam heard this song, it occurred to her that she wouldn't last a day without a game of online Yahtzee. What little commonplace pleasure reliably brightens your day?

A. I say, "Good morning" to Alexa on my Kindle HD, and she gives me a little factoid. It is silly but it makes me feel like I have a friend. What a geek I am.

3) Richard Carpenter was emphatic that his group's name was "Carpenters," NO "the." Whenever he hears the group referred to as "The Carpenters," it gets on his nerves. What little commonplace annoyance reliably sets you off?

A. No Oxford comma in a sentence with a list of three items. (And I'm sorry, Mr. Carpenter, but "Carpenters" just begs for a "the" in front of it.)

4) Karen Carpenter said she drank iced tea all day long. What beverage do you think you'll have with your next meal?

A.  Water. I only drink water these days.

5) "I Won't Last a Day without You" was written by Oscar-winning composer Paul Williams. He also tried his hand at acting, most notably appearing with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit. Back in the 1970s, the three movies in the Smokey series were very popular. Have you seen any of them?

A. I saw them long ago but they were not favorites so I don't really remember them.

6) This song was recorded in 1973 by Diana Ross. Now in her 70s, Miss Ross is still going strong with a busy calendar of appearances in 2017. What's your favorite Diana Ross song?

A. Touch Me in the Morning.

7) In 1972, the year this song was popular, the United States and the United Kingdom joined forces and launched the Copernicus satellite. Today it's remembered for the discovery of long-period pulsars. Crazy Sam got bored writing this question. Do you enjoy reading about science?

A. I love reading about science, especially space stuff. I love space stuff.

8) Before Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz was America's premier Olympic swimmer. In 1972 he won seven Gold Medals. After making millions in endorsements and TV appearances, he settled into a career as a realtor in Los Angeles. Are you contemplating a change in residence any time soon? If you move, will you be consulting a realtor?

A. I will be where I am until either I or my husband dies. If he goes first I will have to move as I cannot run a farm alone.

9) Random question: Which of these is completely, 100% UNTRUE of you -- boring, lazy or stupid? 

A. Stupid. I have been called many things, but I don't recall anyone ever calling me stupid.


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  1. "Touch Me in the Morning" is such a lovely song. I remember when I was a girl, I thought that's how romantic break ups should be ... would be. HA! I was misled. Though why would Diana Ross record a song about an angry phone call that begins, "Where's my stuff?"

    I heard Richard Carpenter explain that it's Carpenters, not The Carpenters, just like it's Pink Floyd, not The Pink Floyd. I remember it because I'm sure it's the only time I will ever hear those two groups in the sentence.

  2. Once again, we match on weird things!

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  4. Yeah, the Oxford comma for me too. And I'm realizing that perhaps Diana Ross has written the soundtrack of my whole life...

  5. *scurries back to check on her lists*
    I agree, it's irritating.
    Also, I am usually calling myself stupid.

  6. My biggest fear about my hubby going first is having to go through all of his..ahem...collections...of 'stuff' (crap he can't get rid of)


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